Travel along the khlongs - the canals - of Bangkok
There are several activity options available today for you to choose from:
1. Visit Siam Ocean World, one of the largest and best aquariums in all of Southeast Asia, with over 30,000 marine animals such as seals, octopus, sharks, and crabs. Your adventure takes you through seven different environments including "Weird and Wonderful," "Open Ocean," "Deep Reef," "Rainforest," "Rocky Shore," "Living Ocean," and "Sea Jellies." For more adventurous types, you will have the chance to climb into the Oceanarium and swim face-to-face with sea creatures with the assistance of fully-qualified instructors. For those not-so-adventurous types, you can take a ride on a glass bottom boat for a better view of the sea creatures.
2. Half day Khlong Tour - Travel at a relaxing pace on the river through the khlongs (canals) of Thonburi on the west side of the river, observing and photographing the serene family homes and temples along the waterways which gave the city the name "Venice of the East." While on the west side of the river, visit a major riverside landmark, Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, with a striking prang (tower) rising 270 feet into the sky, and decorated with glazed ceramic pieces from top to bottom. Return to your hotel around lunch time.
3. Visit Art in Paradise, also known as the Bangkok Trickeye 3-D Museum. This three-dimensional art museum was ceated by Korean artists and allows the viewers to complete the various dramatic scenarios by posing for photos with the artworks. There are also another 150 images you can play with, through computer software that responds to your movements. This is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon with the family.
4. The Bangkok Snake Farm is a great place to learn about everything there is to know about these reptiles.
5. Museum of Siam (Closed on Mondays) half day tour: The modern Museum of Siam, narrates the story of traditional Thai customs. The museum’s beautiful neoclassic style building was once the Office of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, but its latest technologies will make your visit more exciting. There are many things to see, read, listen to, think about and do. Intellectual interactive games and presentations are installed for the stimulating effects. The exhibition is divided into 16 rooms telling stories from the Suvarnabhumi period, the Siamese period, the Thailand period to Thailand Tomorrow. There is also a section dedicated to the history of the building itself.
In the evening, consider another fun family excursion (optional, at additional cost), a dinner cruise along the Chao Praya River, where you can enjoy the scenery and spectacular night lights of the city. The trip is on a beautifully-restored 50-year-old rice barge and features delicious Thai foods. Along the way, you will see some of Bangkok’s most picturesque temples and other city sights, all aglow on a warm Thai evening.
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